Stakeholders’ committee on migratory birds inaugurated

poultryA multi-stakeholder committee to address the alarming declines of migratory land birds in Nigeria has been established.

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), in partnership with its BirdLife International partner in United Kingdom (UK), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSBP), are driving the committee named “Nigerian National Committee on Migratory Land birds.”

Members comprise representatives of Federal Ministry of Environment, A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute, National Park Service, NCF and Leventis Foundation and is chaired by Dr. Elizabeth Ehi-Ebewele, a Director in the Federal Ministry of Environment.

The committee will develop strategy and action plans towards the conservation of migratory land birds in Nigeria through sustainable management of agricultural and natural resources, promoting policy solutions to relevant Ministries, State, Local Governments or Communities on issues concerning migratory land birds, identifying research needs relating to migratory land birds and supporting public awareness on migratory land birds among others.



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